To Meganisi and beyond.

The day started beautifully. The hotel pool and dining area looked so calm.

Stillness and warmth.
Stillness and warmth.

Then a quick drive to Nidri to a pre ferry drink and then all aboard the 12-15 to Vathi, the main port on Meganisi.

Mary very relaxed on the ferry.
Mary very relaxed on the ferry.

The crossing only takes 35 minutes and we were soon at our destination, we had been told that the ferry back left at 17-30. However, a chap was handing out times as we manoeuvred the car aboard. We starred in disbelief as it said the return was either 14-30, giving no time for a leisurely lunch and swim at all. Or 19-30 meaning a drive back to the hotel in the dark.  We then noticed the date above the times was 10th of September. We queried this time with the man taking the tickets. “No five thirty madam.” We handed him the piece of paper his colleague had just handed us. “No, no  madam, we return at five thirty.” He screwed the piece of paper up and put in the litter bin. Very, very Greek: don’t you just love it?

The harbour was incredibly full of fish.

So many swimming about.
So many swimming about.
Fish? Did somebody say fish?
Fish? Did somebody say fish?

Mary had time for a snorkel in one of our favourite bays. A wander round a little village where we stayed nearby twice before. And then back to Lefkada on the five thirty. Anyone who took that piece of paper at face value and waited for the 19-30 would have faced a pleasant overnight stay on Meganisi!

The restaurant was hardly crowded.
The restaurant was hardly crowded.
Finest table in the house.
Finest table in the house.
A bag that Malcolm Edwards very kindly gave me, which means not bumping my camera gear!
A bag that Malcolm Edwards very kindly gave me, which means not humping my camera gear.

This is the beach where Mary swam. The bag enjoyed its little break.

And yes finally as promised: the car.

Me and my Mercedes!
Me and my Mercedes!
Time to go home at five thirty!!!
Time to go home at five thirty!!!

Another great meal downtown and a free liqueur of some sort at the end that even the waiter didn’t know the name of. A bit of a worry. Take care,lots of hugs M & M.

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Malcolm and Mary

Malcolm worked for LWT. Mary worked for TRL. They live near Camberley in Surrey and did achieve their life long ambition to visit New Zealand. They have two daughters Laura and Hannah and two grandchildren Zach & Safi. Having done the big trip they then went to Canada, which was amazing. Scroll down it’s all here. They have visited Venice that they both so fell in love with in 2009 again. And recently returned to Lefkada for one week in glorious sunshine. Where next? Well, Canada is calling again in 2019; this time including Alaska. So stay tuned if you enjoy the ups and downs of travelling.

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